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(Illustration for Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám) Courts of Jamshyd

1883-1884 Elihu Vedder Born: New York, New York 1836 Died: Rome, Italy 1923 chalk, pencil, ink and watercolor on paper sheet: 14 x 10 5/8 in. (35.5 x 27.1 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum Museum purchase and gift from Elizabeth W. Henderson in memory of her husband Francis Tracy Henderson 1978.108.12 Not currently on view


Keywords

Allegory - death - sleep

Animal - lion

Animal - reptile - lizard

Architecture Exterior - ruins

Literature - Khayyam, Omar - Rubaiyat

Miscellaneous - written matter - inscription

drawing

crayon - chalk

ink

paint - watercolor

pencil

paper